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Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NHProcessor: Mediatek MT8173C, Intel Celeron N3160
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250, Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Display: 11.60 inch
Weight: 1.25kg, 1.35kg
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL

Since the market for notebooks is getting smaller each day and day to day users are switching to some capable smartphones for their daily tasks, manufacturers are looking for ways to attract new users. This is of course my thinking, But some of the recent models from manufacturers like HP, Dell, even Apple with new iPad are targeting students or schools. Lenovo provides some ThinkPad models with special discounts to students and school. Following this trend, we have the Lenovo N23 Yoga now; a small convertible model with Chrome OS. T heN23 Yoga is a 11.6 netbook so to speak. It comes with a Mediatek 8173c processor, which means it is not a performance beast but a companion for lets say homeworks, internet surfing and maybe some multimedia joy? Its hardware is not something amazing: 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB eMMC flash drive, 1,366 x 768 resolution touchscreen. Yup, that’s it. Case, well it is plastic of course, nothing premium. What is the price? Only around 300$. If you can add a bit more, you might have the chance to get a decent laptop with a real processor. But the idea here is to have something more flexible. The N23 Yoga weighs around 1.4 kg and lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge. It is easy to carry around, since it is convertible, it can replace the need for carrying books around and with its touchscreen, you may forget carrying notebooks as well. Of course your taste of responsiveness for a touchscreen will matter. A pen is not included in the package, but it is easy to get from a store. Since it is rugged, the robustness is out of question. It has all the measures against fall, drops etc from about 75 cm. The device is also water resistant. So, yeah your device is safe. Connectivity wise, it comes with an HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port, USB-C for charging, an SD card reader, a Kensington lock and well that’s it. For video calls it is equipped with a 720p webcam, which is okay. Just like almost all convertibles, it comes with 4 modes. Tablet, laptop, stand and tent. Different tastes require different solutions, right? Now, again don't expect too much from the device as it only comes with a mobile SoC. Therefore I can only recommend it to maybe high or secondary school students while for college degree you need something that has the raw power to run, well, actual software. Long story short, even if you are not a student, buy this device if you are looking for a lightweight mobile companion that you can carry around, get easy tasks done, do some writing there and there, watch some videos and stay away from the power outlet. But if you can’t do without the horse power, better look at solutions with either AMD or Intel solutions on them. As in all my reviews, would I buy it? I would consider it for my child for sure after installing some parental control software of course. Would I buy it for myself? Definitely not. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NLNotebook: Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
Processor: Mediatek MT8173C
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NH

Specifications

Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NHNotebook: Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NH
Processor: Intel Celeron N3160
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.25kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NH
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Imagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173)

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (Celeron and Pentium) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 or 16 shader cores (EU) and different clock speed.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Mediatek:

MT8173C: ARM-based quad-core SoC that integrates a performance cluster of two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz (max.) and a power saving cluster with two Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz (max.).

Intel Celeron:

N3160: Frugal quad-core SoC based on the Atom architecture "Airmont" for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocke between 1.6-2.24 GHz and includes a graphics adapter with DirectX 11.2 support.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.25 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.35 kg:


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Lenovo N23 Ruggedized 80YS0044NH
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Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
Lenovo N23 Yoga Ruggedized ZA260044NL
Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-21 (Update: 2019-04-21)